March 6, 2017

Lo, This Is Our God!

Voices from Scripture tell us how men and women viewed and identified their God.

Adventist Review Editors

Voices from Scripture tell us how men and women viewed and identified their God.

Famous Names

Creator of my helper-equal from bone of my bones (Gen. 2:23)

Giver of redemption’s Seed (Gen. 4:1)

Lord of the rainbow of covenant (Gen. 9:12-17)

Maker of laughter (Gen. 21:6)

the One at the head of the ladder (Gen. 28:13)

the One who hears that I am unloved and blesses me with children (Gen. 29:32-35)

the Rock, whose work is perfect, whose ways are judgment (Deut. 32:4); our dwelling place in all generations (Ps. 90:1)

He who gives seven to the barren (1 Sam. 2:5)

the One who calls children to His service (1 Sam. 3:9)

the Glory of Israel, the one who will neither lie, nor change His mind (1 Sam. 15:29)

the one who grants rest (Ruth 1:9), who is kind to the living and the dead (Ruth 2:20)

the God of her mother-in-law and the God she wanted, no matter what the cost (Ruth 1:16)

my Shepherd, supplying all I need (Ps. 23:1); King of glory (Ps. 24:8, 10)

Ruler over all, who gives abundant peace (Ps. 72:8, 7)

the One who is gracious, compassionate, slow to anger, abundant in lovingkindness, relenting of calamity (Jonah 4:2)

He to whom righteousness, compassion and forgiveness belong (Dan. 9:7, 9)

Gabriel [angel]—
Messiah the Prince (Dan. 9:25); Commissioner of good news (Luke 1:19); He for whom nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37)

Mary, mother of Jesus—
One worthy of unconditional obedience (John 2:5)

Son of David, Son of Abraham (Matt. 1:1)

the One who reigns in heaven (Acts 7:55, 56)

the impartial One (Acts 10:34, 35)

One who hears Gentile prayers (Acts 10:2, 3)

Paul and Silas—
the One who is worthy of our midnight praise (Acts 16:25)

He who purchased the church for Himself with His own blood (Acts 20:28); the One who appointed me His witness to the Gentiles (Acts 22:15-21); whose I am and whom I serve (Acts 27:23); who gives the spirit of power, love, and discipline (2 Tim. 1:7); whose salvation brings eternal glory (2 Tim. 2:10)

Father of lights, giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17)

King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:16)

Not-So-Famous People

He of undiscoverable depths (Job 11:7)

He whose breath gives understanding (Job 32:8)

the One who sees (Gen. 16:13)


The Pharaoh of the Exodus—
the One I do not know (Ex. 5:2)

The Philistines—
the incomparable, the mighty, who smites His enemies with all kinds of plagues (1 Sam. 4:7, 8)

the One whose servants I can pay off (they all have their price) (Num. 22:1-17)

the horns of a wild ox (Num. 24:8); not a man that He should lie (Num. 23:19)

The fool—
the One who is not (Ps. 14:1)

companion of tax collectors and sinners (Mark 2:16)

Scribes from Jerusalem—
demon-possessed (Mark 3:22)

Sneering rulers and a dying thief—
the One who cannot save Himself or us (Luke 23:35, 39)

The dragon—
the One who cast me out of heaven (Rev. 12:9); the Father who protects His children (Rev. 12:14); the Father whom His children obey (Rev. 12:17); the One whose children bear witness to Him (Rev. 12:17)

Nameless Partisans

The Egyptian midwives—
the One who built us houses (Ex. 1:21)

glorious in holiness, awesome in praises, doing wonders (Ex. 15:11)

Elders at Bethlehem’s gate—
the One whose nation builders are women (Ruth 4:11)

The women of Bethlehem—
the One who restores and sustains the aged; who provides a redeemer (Ruth 4:15, 14)

Korah’s descendants—
the health of my countenance (Ps. 42:11; 43:5)

The Shulamite—
love’s brightest flame (S. of Sol. 8:6)

Sheba’s queen—
He who loves Israel forever (1 Kings 10:9)

Nineveh’s king—
the One whose mercy may spare our lives (Jonah 3:9)

the Babe of the star in the east, King of the Jews (Matt. 2:2)

Crowds at a house in Capernaum—
Doer of the unprecedented (Mark 2:12)

A thief on a cross—
the dying Innocent whose kingdom is to come (Luke 23:41)

Out of This World

Demon-possessed man—
holy and having no business with devils (Mark 1:23, 24)

Angel chorus—
a Savior wrapped in cloth strips, lying in a manger (Luke 2:11, 12)

The Innumerable multitude—
Author of our salvation (Rev. 7:10)

An elder, one of the 24—
He who wipes away all tears (Rev. 7:17)

An angel—
Master of time (Rev. 10:6)

Loud voices in heaven—
Inheritor of all kingdoms (Rev. 11:15)

The 24 elders—
He who is, was, and reigns (Rev. 11:17)

The 144,000—
The Lamb worth following—anywhere and everywhere (Rev. 14:4)

An angel—
The Lord and Creator of heaven and earth and all (Rev. 14:7)

The third angel—
The Judge of pure and perfect wrath (Rev. 14:10)

One of the four living creatures—
The Eternal Judge, minister of wrath (Rev. 15:7)

The angel of the waters—
The Judge who is and was, who is righteous and holy (Rev. 16:5); the One who metes out just deserts (Rev. 16:6)

The 10 last kings—
The Lamb who overcomes us (Rev. 17:14)

A voice from heaven—
Babylon’s strong Judge (Rev. 18:8)

A great multitude—
the Owner of salvation and glory and power (Rev. 19:1); the Almighty who reigns (Rev. 19:6); the glorious Groom (Rev. 19:7)

A loud voice from the throne—
He who will dwell with His people (Rev. 21:3); He who wipes tears away and who banishes death (Rev. 21:4)

God Himself—
the One who makes everything new (Rev. 21:5); the Alpha and Omega (Rev. 21:6); Beginning and End (Rev. 21:6)

One of the seven angels—
the One whose words are faithful and true (Rev. 22:6)

the One who is coming quickly (Rev. 22:20)